MPM Experts Host Community Health Seminars

CLEARWATER, Fla., (September 1, 2015) -- Health experts from Morton Plant Mease invite the community to attend upcoming health seminars in October focusing on weight loss surgery, breast cancer, and preventing heart disease and stroke. The monthly seminars are free to the public and held at BayCare’s various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers around Pinellas County.

Weight Loss Surgery Information
Thursday, October 8
5:30 p.m.
Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo

Take the first step to weight loss surgery and attend an information session. Richard Gordon, MD, will explain various options.

Breast Cancer Panel Discussion
Tuesday, October 13
Noon

Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek-Powell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 400 Pinellas Street, Clearwater

Medical, surgical and radiation oncologists will discuss the latest news and treatments for breast cancer followed by a Q&A session. Panelists include Peter Blumencranz, MD, Surgical Oncology, Vijaya Gadiyaram, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Michael Portillo, MD, Diagnostic Radiology, and Taghrid Altoos, MD, radiation oncology.

Smoking Cessation
Tuesday, October 20
5 p.m.

Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room, 400 Pinellas Street, Clearwater

This two-hour class will provide valuable tools to help you quit using tobacco.

Baby Talk: Preparing for Motherhood
Wednesday, October 21
5:30 p.m.

Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo

Anesthesiologist Robert Rosen, MD; Pediatrician Timothy Vaughn, MD; OBGYN Alexis Lipton, MD; OBGYN Jorge Lense, MD; and Labor and Delivery Nurse Kaitlin Brennan, RN, will discuss the latest trends in labor pain management, gentle Cesarean, holistic options and the importance of an on-site obstetrician.

Parkinson’s and Memory Problems
Wednesday, October 21
Noon

Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater

Fellowship trained neurologist Debbie Boland, MD, discusses symptoms of Parkinson’s disease that are often mistakenly blamed on dementia.

Sleep Apnea and the Upper Airway
Wednesday, October 21
6 p.m.

Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-5, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor

An expert will describe the role of your upper airway in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Monday, October 26
Noon

Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-5, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor

Orthopedic Surgeon Samuel Joseph, MD, will discuss the many spine disorders that can be treated with minimally invasive surgery.

Diabetes Technology Update
Wednesday, Oct 28
10 a.m.

Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, Room 120, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo

A certified diabetes educator will present the latest in diabetes management technology from devices to mobile apps.

To pre-register for a health seminar, call (727) 953-6877, or visit: www.BayCareEvents.org

About Morton Plant Mease
Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals – 
Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey. For more information about Morton Plant Mease, go to www.baycare.org

About BayCare Health System
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 13 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care.

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